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The Christmas Cowboy Hero

Book 1, Heart of Texas

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New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to Texas, where a small-town legend just might find the greatest gift of all in The Christmas Cowboy Hero...

’Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home for the holidays—even if the mood at home is anything but festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial trouble. And now it’s on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make sure his family doesn’t lose everything.

Headstrong Abby Harper is like a mother to her younger brothers, who she’s helped raise since she was a teenager. Keeping them in line is no small task while she’s also working toward her college degree. And now that one of her brothers has been arrested for stealing cattle at the East Ranch, Abby is at her wits’ end. But there is a silver lining: Clayton East. He believes in second chances, and is willing to give one to her brother this Christmas. Letting beautiful Abby—and the inescapable longing in his heart—off the hook, however, is a whole ’nother story. Could it be that the woman of this local hero’s dreams has been back at home all along?

“Off-the-charts chemistry and a breath-stealing plot.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Protector

Customer Reviews

The Christmas Cowboy Hero

I thoroughly enjoyed this story about Abbey, someone trying to keep it together day by day and Clayton, a man with his own daily challenges. This book speaks to those who are lucky enough to get second chances, to those who keep pushing forward with their heads up, and those who know the importance of giving and receiving love.

Hard to get through

Very trite. It was a promising plot line but the author kept throwing in too much unbelievable "sugar".


I loved this book! A SEAL and a cowboy, oh heck yeah. Donna Grant is an author I just discovered this year and I am so glad I did. Now I find myself anxiously waiting for her next release. I enjoy her writing style very much and her characters are fantastic as evidenced by Clayton and Abby in this book. This is a definite must read. I highly recommend it.

Clayton East never expected to run the family ranch yet now that it's facing hard times he finds himself returning and doing everything he can to save it. After having a large amount of cattle stolen as well as their accountant embezzling a large amount of money the ranch has never been in a worse financial situation. When the investigation turns up the involvement of a young boy Clayton decides he might ultimately get more information from the kid by giving him a second chance rather than pressing charges. This brings the boys protective older sister Abby into Clayton's life and it proves that he's made the best decision of his life!

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The Christmas Cowboy Hero
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Western
  • Published: Oct 31, 2017
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Heart of Texas
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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